Politics Archive

Move to Amend Organizers Go to Utah Supreme Court

Organizers of the anti-corporate personhood Move to Amend initiative have taken their quest to get on the ballot in Salt Lake City

Shurtleff: Supreme Court Ruling Mostly a Win for Utah’s Law

Utah’s top law enforcement official says today’s Supreme Court ruling striking down much of Arizona’s illegal immigration enforcement law is mostly a

CPA Group Question’s Auditor Candidate’s Credentials

With the primary election just days away, one group is questioning the credentials of a Republican candidate for State Auditor after endorsing

Politics Up Close: Dougall Runs for Auditor, Davis School District Pulls Book

What do Internet memes with Ryan Gosling and neon green lawn signs have in common? They’re both part of Representative John Dougall’s

House Passes Bishop’s Border Bill

The House of Representatives delivered a big victory for Utah Congressman Rob Bishop this week, voting to pass legislation he’s long been

Education Budget Error Fixed in Special Session

A $25 million shortfall in the state’s education budget was resolved yesterday in a special session called by the governor. Democratic Senator

Special Session Set for Wednesday

Utah’s hospitality industry could get some relief this week. Governor Gary Herbert has called a special session of the legislature this Wednesday

Partisanship Top Concern Among Voters

A new report studies the links between rising political partisanship and declining voter turnout in Utah. And it’s a major concern for

County Looks to Hire Convention Center Hotel Consultant

An important vote could happen tomorrow for a proposed convention center hotel that would accompany the Salt Palace. The Salt Lake County

Politics Up Close: Millcreek Incorporation Debate, Senator Orrin Hatch

This fall, Millcreek voters will decide if the east-side suburb should remain a township or incorporate as the county’s 17th city. What

NRCC Shells Out Ad Money to Beat Matheson

How much is defeating Democratic Utah Congressman Jim Matheson worth to the National Republican Congressional Committee? At least a million dollars or

Early Voting for Primary Starts Today

Today marks the beginning of early voting across the state for the June 26 primary election. Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen

Politics Up Close: State Auditor Auston Johnson, GOP Mayoral Debate Highlights

Auston Johnson has been Utah’s State Auditor for the past 17 years, and as he runs for re-election this cycle, is touting

Leavitt’s Role in Romney Campaign Swiftly Attracts Criticism

The presidential race has been buzzing this week over a well-known Utah politician who’s stayed in the political sphere since leaving office.

Lee: Don’t Bully Supreme Court on Health Care Law Ruling

Freshman Utah Senator Mike Lee joined other Republicans on the Senate floor this morning, accusing Democrats of trying to influence the U.S.

Move to Amend Initiative Could Conflict with State Law

Despite having the support of Mayor Ralph Becker and the chair of the Salt Lake City Council, a proposed ballot initiative calling

Nevada GOP Chair Says Wimmer Not Offered Job

On Monday, former State Representative Carl Wimmer said he’d accepted a job offer to be political director of the Nevada Republican Party.

Utah Startup Measures Digital Influence to Predict Election Results

During any given election year, poll numbers often don’t correlate with reality. But a Northern Utah-based startup seems to have found a

Wimmer Takes Job in Nevada

Former State Representative and Republican Congressional candidate Carl Wimmer is taking his political aspirations to the Silver State. Wimmer announced today he’s

Politics Up Close: Senate Candidate Dan Liljenquist, County Council Hopeful Joe Demma

Former Republican State Senator Dan Liljenquist was counting on a strong showing in the GOP caucus meetings this spring to knock off

“No Labels” for Huntsman

More than 60,000 people called in this week to hear a message from a group calling itself No Labels, bemoaning the lack

Hatch, Crapo Meet With Utah Business Leaders

Small business leaders in Utah had the opportunity today to let two Western federal lawmakers know what economic issues impact them the

Group Calls on State Lawmakers to Cut Ties With ALEC

The progressive-leaning open-government advocacy group Alliance for a Better Utah is calling on state lawmakers to withdraw their membership from the American

Politics Up Close: Utah House Candidate Angela Romero, Congressional Candidate Charles Kimball

Social justice and human rights are among the important issues for Angela Romero. The Democratic hopeful for the Utah House of Representatives

Jensen Cleared of Violating Hatch Act

The federal government has ruled Salt Lake County Councilman and Unified Fire Authority Chief Michael Jensen has not violated the Hatch Act.

Liljenquist Sticks With Debate Fight

Republican Senate hopeful Dan Liljenquist isn’t giving up on his efforts to get more than one debate with his opponent, incumbent Senator

Hatch, Lee Oppose U.N. L aw of Sea Convention

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the military’s support of the United Nations Convention on the Law of The Sea discussed today

Matheson, Love Face Utah Taxpayers Association

Two political rivals in the race for Utah’s 4th Congressional district addressed the Utah Taxpayers Association at the Little America Hotel Tuesday.

Winder Supporter Files Complaint Against Crockett Campaign

A supporter of West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder’s campaign for Salt Lake County Mayor is fighting fire with fire, after Winder’s

Winder Campaign Responds to Campaign Finance Allegation

West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder’s Salt Lake County mayoral campaign plans to formally respond to allegations of campaign finance and ethics